iPhone 6 (frame, C Tech 002)iPhone 6 (frame, C Tech 001)

The notoriously unreliable Digitimes last month called for a larger size iPhone in May and today Chinese website Huanqiu reiterated that an iPhablet would arrive in time for the next Galaxy S smartphone confirmed for May 2014.

The next iPhone – let’s call it the iPhone 6 for the convenience sake – is generally thought to come in two sizes, one 4.7-inch and the larger one with a phablet-grade screen measuring a whopping 5.7 inches diagonally.

And now, images of an alleged frame have appeared online to suggest a notably thinner appearance compared to the current-generation iPhone 5s. Could this part be genuine? My two cents are right below…

A pair of photographs seen top of post were posted by Chinese leaker website C Tech.

Not much to be gleaned from the low-resolution shots other than the visibly thinner frame versus the current-generation Apple handset.

Bear in mind that in the run-up to the official iPhone 5s announcement C Tech leaked a number of parts which later proved authentic. As for this part, maybe it’s an early trial production part though it doesn’t look genuine to me.

It could be also an aftermarket component, a hoax or simply one of the parts belonging to an iPhone prototype that never materialized.

For starters, what’s up with the edges having an old style roundedness to them? To me, this looks like a mid-plate, a design Apple long abandoned in favor of Unibody construction.

For additional analysis, read Eric Slivka’s take over at MacRumors.

With that off our backs, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that upcoming gadgets will be thinner than the ones they replace, courtesy of manufacturing technology advances and the ever-shrinking components.

iPhone 6 concept

Much of the next iPhone’s supposed thinness should be the work of its presumably larger form-factor making additional room for components such as the wireless and memory chips, the main processor, the cameras and the battery.

The media is of course quick to spell doom for Apple unless it jumps on the phablet bus. Take, for example, a recent write-up by Gareth Beavis over at TechRadar:

I don’t mean to sound alarmist, but 2014 could well be the year that Apple makes its biggest mistake in recent history.

No, I’m not talking about the iWatch – I still think that could actually be rather good – no, Apple has to, HAS TO, bring out a large screen version of the iPhone or it’s going to really struggle to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Countering his notion is Ben Bajarin who reminds us Apple hasn’t become so successful by skating where the puck is. “Apple has customers not competition,” he explains:

Folks claim that because Apple’s competition is doing something that Apple should also or they will lose. Yet what I love about Apple’s strategy is that it is never around what the competition is doing. Apple marches to beat of their own drum.

Apple has customers not competition. The decisions they make as a company are not based around what their competition is doing but around what is best for their customers. Like it or not, this is their strategy.

Sounds just about right to me, which isn’t saying that an Apple phablet of sorts isn’t being cooked up in Jony Ive’s kitchen as we speak.

In fact, when you take into account what Tim Cook & Co. have done last year with the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display, it’s becoming clear that 2014 could very well be the year of two form-factor iPhones, both based on exactly the same internals and design, the only difference being the screen size and price.

Make sense?

Does Apple really HAVE TO bring out a larger screen iPhone in 2014 or else…?

  • Jonathan

    To Answer that question….
    YES

    • Xee

      Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!

  • TheBoi23

    Ya they say there trying new things or big ideas to come in 2014 so lets see

  • felixtaf

    This leak = Joke!

    • Isa Altintas

      How are you so sure?

    • BoardDWorld

      Not necessarily true. A view of the bottom power port would confirm fairly it fairly well. I’m sincerely hoping they go back to the sandwich system, the glass windows they need for the unibody is just fugly.

    • bigzjoseph

      Could be real people didn’t believe the first iphone 5 leaks and it was really true

  • BRNDN

    no.

  • Anonymous

    Hope it’s not Ultra-Thin will probably only have 4 hours battery life

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      if it WOULD be ultra thin, it wouldn’t have less battery hours, apple only improves their battery life, they would never decrease it

      • Johannes Mertens

        iPhone 4S

      • gary

        False

      • Johannes Mertens

        Its right That 4s battery life was worse than battery Life of iPhone 4. and its easy to Explain: Same Mah battery but new SoC which needed 50% more power.

      • leart

        Yeah, I used for one year a iphone 4 ( new) and after I had two (new) iPhone 4S, I have one currently and can confirm that the battery life of the 4s is around 60-70% of the iphone 4, but the different in speed is bigger than this, the 4s it’s a great device but it drains the battery fast

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        firstable: not really true, secondable: battery life has A LOT to do with the software version… the iphone 4 may have a better battery life with ios 4 compared to the 4s on ios 5, but both on ios 5, iphone 4s would def win

      • Johannes Mertens

        Thats wrong and as i Said its easy to Explain. 4 and 4s had the Same battery with 1400 mah but the new 4s SoC with a dual core CPU and Dual Core gpu Inside needed 50% More Energy. Apple optimized OnLoad times for the A5 but if you Used your phone (so OnLoad was high for longer) your battery was drained very fast. This Happens on a much Lower Level than the OS. I Recommend Reading Anandtech’s 4S Review. They gor Graphs and benchmarks – also between 4 and 4S on iOS 5 😉

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Mah doesnt say everythng, apple also puts new technology in their batteries to make them last longer

      • leart

        Not true, I am passed in 2012 from a 1 year old iphone 4 on ios 5.1.1 to a new 4s on 5.1,1 and the battery life was 60-70 of the iphone 4…

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        couldn’t possibly be true, btw siri affects the battery life too (kinda a lot)

      • leart

        never used siri 🙂
        i believe is all that extra power that iphone 4s have over the 4, the difference in speed is noticeable

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        but if you havent got siri disable in settings, its always on…

      • leart

        in my country siri is useless, so i disabled it from the beginning…
        Since the first week i noticed a big difference of battery draining but in the same time, the 4s is way faster than 4… even if you open the settings menu the response it’s clearly way faster, but all this power drain battery faster and since the battery is almost the same, the iphone 4 last 30-40% longer, i can confirm that since i had a lot of 4-4s 🙂

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        lol im from holland and i use siri all the time. also i have had 2X 4s’ and 3X 4’s…

      • leart

        the point was battery life of iphone 4 vs 4s 🙂

    • Matthew Cooper

      Thin isnt always better. The Note 3 is absolutely difficult to hold

      • Maxim∑

        a display size like the Moto X would be nice, with small bezels

  • hkgsulphate

    don’t call that a mobile phone

  • Chuck Finley

    Can we not have a phablet? Phablets are ridiculous. They’re utterly stupid.

    A couple of my friends have Android phablets and they are just stupid phones to use. They’re unwieldy and not at all ergonomic. They’re just for idiots who think “HURR DURR BIGGER SCREEN IS DURR BETTER”.

    Honestly? The iPhone 5s is the perfect size for a phone. The screen is still perfectly acceptable for everything you’re doing on a phone and it still actually fits in my pocket, unlike ridiculous phablets.

    • diggitydang

      I agree with you on the phablets not being for you or me… but to each their own. You sound angry about it and that’s sorta ridiculous to me, because what do you care what other people buy? Anyway, I do love my 5s… I’d love a sliding display that became 6″ when I was looking at it, but 3.5″ when I put it in my pocket! Hahahaha.

      • Chuck Finley

        I’m really not angry, I’m just posting my opinion on how bad phablets are.

      • diggitydang

        Ha. Ok, as long as you aren’t angry! 🙂

    • Dan

      I currently use a ‘phablet’ and would have trouble going back to a regular sized phone. I’m not an idiot and don’t go aroung saying hurr durr bigger screen is better. I like the bigger screen since it’s more adapted to my needs. Ie: watch videos on commute or doing cardio, use apps/texting. The phone does fit in my pants (don’t wear baggy pants either).

      Personally I hope Apple comes out with a phablet option. It’s not like they would stop making regular phones, so why do you care?.

      To me, an idiot is someone who judges people without taking into consideration that everyone has different needs and opinions. That’s you by the way, in case you didn’t catch on.

    • NSA

      Yeah, but 4 inch is too small.

      • disqus_zeaohzrpWD

        That what she said!

      • disqus_zeaohzrpWD

        She wants a Big Brainless Android Zombie Ye

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I hope this is a thays what she said joke. If not we humans can have opinions sometimes

    • blastingbigairs

      Correction, Phablets with an Android OS are ridiculous, but one with IOS would be pretty amazing I must say. Don’t knock it until you see it guy, you may just be forking over your hard-earned cash for one very soon.

  • Ara Rezaee

    Come on! 5.7″ ? seriously? Some rumors are wrong you know…

    • bring_it_on

      5.7 could very well be the case if apple decides to make the phablet a seperate category alltogether..You could then have an iphablet at 5.7 inches and a 4.5-4.7 inch iphone 6..Two devices for different user expereince..Would be quite uncharecteristic..but this has been rumoured..Lets see what they do!

  • diggitydang

    I think there’s a large market for a few sizes. I know a few people who’ve only switched to Android for the sheer display. I don’t think I’ll be in the 6″ crowd, but I’d welcome a 4.7-5″ one. It’ll only add to the $10B App Store revenue, so I’m all for this move for Apple! Just don’t overdo it with those sizes in both curved/non-curved glass, water-proof, non-water-proof, blah, blah, blah… That gets a little much…

  • Riley Freeman

    Yes. Cuz if they don’t do it this year, they can’t do it next year since the S models are minor changes. Are we really going to stay around until 2016 waiting for a larger size?

    I don’t think they need to do that Hanley crap. 4.7-5 inch is good.

    I purposely didn’t upgrade from the 5 to 5s cuz I’m pretty much betting all my marbles on the fact the 6 will be a larger screen

  • Micky Ganon

    I’m probably going to stick with my iPhone 5S

  • Apple will never, WILL NEVER, make a phablet.
    Don’t be, DO NOT BE, ridiculous.

    • Burge

      Steve jobs also said that the ipad screen size was the perfect size.. And look what’s happened since he passed. Ipad mini .. Even the iphone has a larger screen. Tim Cook will try anything for sales whereas Steve jobs made a product that deserved the apple logo.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I am really having a hard time understanding why people are hating Tim Cook. Steve passed away and somebody had to take over right? No matter who it is, you would aay such things. Steve Jobs, is one of the most talented person in history wheh it comes down to caring about your customers. But pease, just pease stop thinking that Steve Jobs designed the products. No. They have a design team. Steve might have given ideas, it is the job of the design team to build around the idea, that is why they are getting payed for. So what, just becouse a big amount of customers want (and thing they need) a larger display, makes it non-apple and “Tim Cook bs?”. Come on, I bet any of these “Oh, if steve jobs was here..” people know anything about both the design process and what the CEO actually stands for.

      • Corey Moore

        I agree. I have a hard time believing that Steve would be rolling over in his grave right now. He hand-picked Tim Cook to be his successor, he wouldn’t have done so if he didn’t believe in him as a leader. He is doing a fine job as CEO, in my opinion.

      • Burge

        Yes there is a design team but Steve jabs said yes or go back and redesign it..he cared about the product. To me Tim cook is more about if we can put are logo on it we can sell it..

      • Umut Bilgiç

        How do you know, you have met him, you work at Apple? How do you know that Steve did not thought that eay. Overall it is just a tech company. They sell things for money. To me the only mistake that has been done since steve passed away, was iphone 5c. I am all welcome to new products and screen sizes. Steve doesnt control me nor he should be.

      • iPT MSTR

        But, if Steve Jobs was here, Apple would be better. That’s all I can say.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        If this is all you can say, I am sorry but this is nothing but delusion.

      • iPT MSTR

        Not really, cuz the iPhone 5 was a failure, and was da first iPhone after Steve.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        iPhone 5 is a failure?! Look at how much it sold. Well and techincally iPhone 4S came after Steve’s death too. But yeah yeah ik, steve worked on it blah blah. First, how do you know steve did not work on iPhone 5 since tech companies generally have the technology for the next 5 years, that is just how capitalism works, and secondly what makes iphone 5 a failure?

      • iPT MSTR

        what improvements did it have? Bigger screen, faster processor. Thats it

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Isnt it the same thing for everty single tech company in the world? What can you do more it is a damn smartphone. Also, they included better camera, a very sleek design (very thin and light) a faster, compacter and more convenient lightning port. And if there were more to do, they would have.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        And this does not make it a failure. It sells a lot and thats what matters people love it and buy it.

      • Oh, sorry it didn’t have a combination holographic display
        and automatic clothes washer.
        Apple® BEGS your forgiveness ….

      • Umut Bilgiç

        +100.000.000

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Your comment has a lot of missing pieces. In what ways Apple would be better, what are they doing wrong now that leads you to say that..?

      • iPT MSTR

        Well, the iWatch, iTV, etc. would be here by now. Also, the battery life would be epic

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Oh my god, how do you know?!! What you work in Apple or something. Heck a worker could not be sure. Maybe it would have been just the opposite. Maybe Steve would say “These dont deserver the Apple logo…”

      • iPT MSTR

        I’m sure he would have. He is an innovator. Ok maybe not the iTV, but the iWatch would have been here by now

      • Umut Bilgiç

        You are sure? Lets talk facts here and dont make speculations about a dead person. No one can be sure about this amd it is completely pointless to talk about steve jobs atm, since he is gone. He had the brightest ideas of all, but please, you are ruining it. Let those ideast further developed.

      • iPT MSTR

        They still don’t have themes, nowhere to download live wallpapers from, etc.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Dude, this has nothing to do with steve jobs. He wouldnt allow such thing to happen too. It is the design idea behind ios. You can only install apps within kernel restrictions and a sandbox.

      • For all the good Tim does, you aren’t wrong.
        Just look at the MAPS fiasco.
        Yecchh ….

      • therealjjohnson

        Which product has apple released since Jobs passed that does not deserve the apple logo?

      • Burge

        The ipad mini and the 5/5s both are good products but both go against what Steve jobs said about screen size ..

      • Umut Bilgiç

        My hands are pretty small, i am 165 tall, and even I can use the iPhone 5 easily with one hand. Heck, in the advertisements they said that one hand usability was the #1 concern while they were getting the screen better

      • iPT MSTR

        iPhone 5

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      don’t, DO NOT, say your words, YOUR WORDS, twice in capitals, IN CAPITALS.

      on topic: yes they will, i agree, steve would have never allowed this, but the time of tim cook has come.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Give me a reason why he would not allow a bigger display, just one.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        steve? simple, he said that he would never make an iphone that you wouldnt be able to control with just one thumb

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Hmm okay, that fair enough. But I mean, Steve is gone. And Apple is not Steve, so why are you hating on bigger screens. There is a huge demand on it. What, just becouse steve would not allow such a thing, Apple will stop listening to customers?

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        quote from myself: ‘on topic: yes they will, i agree, steve would have never allowed this, but the time of tim cook has come.’ i never hated on bigger screens, in fact, i would LOVE a 4.7 inch screen, i don’t like the 4 inch screen enough. i just said that steve would have never allowed it, but i wouldnt have agreed with steve. and about steve not being apple; he isn’t, but without steve apple isn’t really apple anymore. although apple still is the best brand in the world, i think that apple would have been much better with steve instead of tim. steve really innovated, tim just improves the apple products, and if that isn’t enough, he makes a lot of bad choices, like replacing the black iphone colour with the space grey one, space grey is horrible! although tim isn’t steve, i am curious how he will develop the iphone 6, ipad pro, apple tv and the iwatch. nevertheless, i will always love apple and i would never switch to android, unless apple would stop making iphones.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Hmm. I see your point. Altough, i have a few things in mind. First of all, just becouse you think space grey is horrible doesnt make it a mistake “becouse steve wasnt there” in fact, to my observations, space grey is highly appreciated. And, well it has been only two years since steve was gone. And i think they are not doing bad! Iphone brought in worlds thinnest and one of the lightest smarthphone. It was a sleek design with full uni-body aliminum. 5S features a very reliable and unseen implementations of a fingerprint sensor, right in the home button! This is not innovative? They have included a dual color flash and off the charts lte technology. Ipad air, i dont know if you have hold it in hand but it is just amazing! Lighter, smaller in footprint while still maintaining the same screen size. Unibody aliminum design. The new mac pro. It is innovation at its best. It is nearly 60% smaller than its predecessor in footprint. It is a powerhouse with amazing cpu and gpu, up to 6 4K displays simultaneously. Now if you dont call these innovation – cool at least- i am realy interested in how steve jobs’ innovation interpretation is different.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        yeah i have to admit that space grey is a matter of taste, and that the fingerprint sensor is indeed innovation. but making the thinnest and lightest phone isn’t THAT hard for a huge company like apple, that said, it lost its throne of the thinnest phone within a few months… and the ipad air is great, it really is! but if you compare it to the ipad 4.. is it really that of a diffrence..? and they had to take 3 years to come up with a new design for the ipad? (ipad 2, 3 and 4 were the same design). and if you’re talking about the mac pro; its specs are GREAT, AWESOME, and THOSE specs in such a small machine? it’s incredible! but lets be honest… the design…? really…? it’s totally not apple like, apple products arent made of black plastic, apple products are made of aluminium, imagine that the new macbooks would be made of black, round and shiny plastic… it would be horrible… i loved the original mac pro’s design. but yeah, Apple is a great company and it has achieved many great things, but if steve was still alive, i think that there would be a little more innovation… im curious to see how the iphone 6 will look, i hope not like the iphone 5, its a great design and all, but come on… look at the diffrence in design between the iphone 3g and 4, thats a lot bigger of a diffrence than the 4 and the 5… apple has to design a bit better to keep up with the competition. i believe the iphone 6 will be great and awesome, and i will surely buy it like i did with the iphone 3g, 3gs, 4, 4s, 5 and the 5s, but i also think that it wouldnt be enough innovation for the general public. even though my pent-up hatred that i released today, i still love apple and its products and i would never, EVER betray apple by buying a samsung or other android phone

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        biggest comment i have ever written*

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I have to agree at this point ;D everything you said makes sense. 🙂

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        and; lol thanks<3 you made a lot of sense too!:)

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Maybe we should give apple a lil more time , and see what they are up to. Looks like 2014 will be huge for tech world and ofcourse apple

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        yeah i think so too! Apple will release a lot of great new products this year (and ofcourse ios 8 and os x 20, finally) 🙂

      • TRY READING the Gareth Beavis quote in the article
        that I am OBVIOUSLY parodying.
        DOPE ….

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        yeah like everyone read that:/

      • Everyone that matters, imbecile.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        hhahahahahah, so 7,204 of the 7,205 billion people matter and the rest don’t? no need to curse though, it only proves that im talking to a child

      • Y’know what?
        That very same ratio applies to Porsche owners.
        Your point being ….?
        And yes: you are, indeed talking to a child:
        A CHILD OF GOD!
        As are we all.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        it makes no sense talking to a guy like you, so i’ll stop before you say more nonsense. good day sir

      • Have a nice day, dummy.

      • You say to not put caps yet you do it! What a hypocrite

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        loooool its the joke, damn some people are stupid…..

    • Dani Hayes

      Same way they would never make an iPad mini??

    • Jonathan

      So, if several people are switching to Android due to larger screens, Apple should just sit there and pout, and not compete to regain its lost customers, as well as pick up a few on the way?

      I’d suggest you rethink that comment.

      • Guest

        no they should innovateing, not following stupid samsung

      • iPT MSTR

        I agree

      • Gróf Attila

        NO they should be innovating not following stupid samsung to have 67 differetn types of screen sizes

      • Jonathan

        Who said 67? They would only have 2 or 3..

      • Umut Bilgiç

        What about listening to customers? What happened to that. Or should Apple just listen to you?

      • Gróf Attila

        They were never listening to customers, they imagined what people may need and took that to perfection.
        I think they should go on their on way.
        They can make a phablet, it is a business now but I hope they do not ruin iphone turning it to a phablet.

        Phablets and phones are not in the same category, a lot of people mix them but they differ in very much.

  • diggitydang

    Moving to a 5″ or 6″ screen size, I guess there will be another period of apps adjusting to the new size and letter-boxing, like when they moved from 3.5″ to 4″. That’s a crappy time for people buying the new, bigger phones, and apps aren’t updated… It’s almost like they should have gone 5″-6″ first, because scaling back down wouldn’t affect view quality (as long as aspect radio was the same).

    Then, there’s the issue of finding screen protectors and cases (unless you buy it directly from Apple at $50). I also use a battery case, and those take awhile to adjust to new form factors.

    I’ll probably still get the 6 though!! Hahahaha!!

  • Igor Bujaroski

    The screen fits just fine in our everyday pockets. The only beat they should follow is the AMOLED one, everything else is pure Apple!

  • vito

    if it does not bring hardware im sticking with my jb 5s no point of having a 4.7/5.0 screen without the hardware pushing it!!

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I would like a bigger screen. But its not the end of the world if there’s not one.

  • mahe

    The 5(s) is big enough, I want to use my phone completely with one hand.
    I hate big phones … It’s a f*cking phone and not a tablet! I have it to check (read) my mails and maybe short answer some important ones. Nothing more and nothing less, for the other stuff I have my iPad …

    • therealjjohnson

      Completely? I’m sure that all of your text and or emails are not done with one hand. A bigger screen would be nice. I don’t want a 6 inch phone however. I would gladly take a 4.7 inch display.

      • mahe

        I always use my iPhone with only one hand, there are only two exceptions: gaming (which I do less then once a month on the phone) and zooming pictures.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      You are not the only customer out there. Not everyone can afford both ios devices, or they just like bigger screens. It is a matter of choice.

      • mahe

        but it’s still a phone and not a … well however you may call it then …
        I could extend my comment with: and for the real important stuff where I need more than just basic functions I use my notebook and if I need power I use the computer …

        this mixing is half of this and half of that but nothing full …

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I have to agree. But maybe it is just better for some people to have a larger canvas while still maintaining the “pocket” form factor.

      • mahe

        so I have small pockets 🙂

  • Guest

    Are the rumors from Digitimes really *that* unreliable, compared to others, that they need to be slighted every time their rumors are further propagated on this site? Seems you guys find them juicy enough to keep posting them.

  • Luke O’ Sullivan

    Defo needs to get bigger. Not massive, just bigger.

    • Bob

      that’s what she said

      • Luke O’ Sullivan

        Ahaha, maybe to you… 😛

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    Sound Wierd !

  • ysfemrhn

    Apple, don’t do a phone which is the screen is bigger than 4.5″, please.

  • God, please no. The 4 / 4S form factor was perfect, they began screwing it up with the taller 5.

    • marcus1324

      I like the 5/5s much more than the 4/4S

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Perfect? How can you say a product is perfect if there are 7 billion diffrent interpretations of that product. People have diffrent needs/desires. Now everyone is saying iPhone 5 screen is perfect, and bitch about the new rumored screen sizes. I would like to see their face, when yhey encounter a beautiful 4.7 inch edge to edge iphone.

    • leart

      Yeah I think the same, that shape was simply perfect and iconic, but apple can’t produce the same thing always..
      the best for me would be the shape of 4/4s just a little bigger since those days the market is oriented to tablets..

    • HamptonWalley

      5S is much better after using 4, and it is due to the bigger screen. I do not mind if Iphone 6 has even bigger screen, since I always make more internet work on my iphone.

  • Matt

    Looks pretty sweet I guess

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    the concept above by Arthur Reis looks pretty sweet, it should have a 4.7 inch screen though…

  • Jason Masters

    This is all rubbish because apple eventually succumbs to the status quo case in point the iPad mini which supposedly was never to made yet there it is and yes Iwatch and iphablet all will eventually come out in apples time

  • Ted Forbes

    Well to put it this way, I don’t think Samsung wants to see anything like this from Apple any time soon. This serves them best as a joke. The longer Apple delays or put this off the better chance of survival there is for Samsung mobile devision.

  • Ted Forbes

    I just had to say that, now to answer the question. Yes. I use my iPhone more than my iPad to do most of my writing, a larger 4.7in or so might be more helpful, even though the 3.5in gone perhaps forever but is much more comfortable in the hand, and better for one hand use.

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    My first reaction to the first photo was “that’s for a Samsung phone”

  • ɑղժɾҽա

    I really hope that it’s 4.7″ and not 5.7″. I really like thin designs though.

  • Jonathan

    I hope to heck this is a true leak. Renders look awesome too.

  • M Last

    I like it

  • Moses

    A bigger screen? What for? And oblige developers to adapt their apps once again? Man this sucks! The ipa mini is already available!

    • bring_it_on

      Oblige? The app developers did 10 billion dollars worth of business from the app store app sales..They should look forward to apple making the next gen of iphone devices more in line with what users want…App developers will pick growth even if it comes with compromises, the last thing they want is stagnation due to the fact that apple is rigid about form factors and does not offer more choices to its customer base which is different fromt he past since it has never been so large as this..EVER (Look at the china deal)..

    • Umut Bilgiç

      What for? For the increasing demand maybe. It is developers job to adapt. What, they are going to sit there and watch money coming? I do not think you are a developer, so you are lacking the feel and responsibilities. A developer develops apps. That is why they are here and getting payed for.

  • Urzo

    I LIKE THIS I LIKE THIS A LOT

  • NSA

    I think iPhone 6, should not only have a bigger screen. Apple needs to introduce new features in the upcoming iPhone.

  • Jordan Carter

    yes, or else I’m definitely switching over to that other god forsaken ecosystem known as android. id hate to do it but i want a bigger screen and a better battery, something other phone makers have been doing for years. c’mon apple, please don’t make me switch

  • therealjjohnson

    The only reason I see there being some possible problems with a super large screen (6 or 6.5 etc) is that there would be no reason for someone to own an iPad mini and a phablet. Seems like it would cut into some sales of the iPad mini.

  • Jonathan

    Anyone else notice the 5 fingerprints on the rendered black iPhone 6? If not, look at your screen at weird angles to get a better contrast.

    • iPT MSTR

      ur right

  • Dady King

    I still love the size of my iphone 4 ..bz I can play it with my 1 hand .. Wat u say guys..

    • blastingbigairs

      That’s what she said.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Iphone 5 can still be used with one hand for the vast majority. Not sure about 4.7 though

  • bring_it_on

    Apple has been trying to build larger prototypes for years so i wouldnt discount the fact that this was perhaps one of those in the past..I seriously doubt that apple’s next phone or phab would look like this..It would probably be a similar departure from the current 5s as the 5 was from the 4..Larger, better more advanced design (reflecting what Jony ive and co. have been developing and working on for the last couple of years) etc…This could be one for the Galaxy S5 but the camera looks out of place !

  • blastingbigairs

    I am going to apologize to my son right now, I am taking your upgrade kid, and getting the bigger screen iPhone 6. Sorry buddy!

  • Josh

    The answer is ,YES..

  • Xee

    Idb please stop using these pop-up ad choice adverts!!!

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Are you high?

  • James

    no, they just need to keep adding new and better features like siri (which is still far from where it has the potential to go), and the touch id. keep the features coming. if the screen has to grow a little as a result of more features then so be it.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      There is huge demand for it. And I know a couple of people eho switched just becouse of screen size.

      • bring_it_on

        The standard screen size is no longer 4 inches for smart phones..Its only logical that people get something bigger and more real-estate given the speed and capability of the modern iphone’s and smart phone’s in general..This isnt 2010 where you’d have an iphone but looked forward to going home and browsing on your ipad because it offered a better expereince…People CAN now get the same expereince with a slightly bigger phone…5 inches is about right (or just a bit under)…Apple may as well consider doing a phab at 5.5 inches or so and keeping the iphone line running but around 4.5-4.7 inches…The best of both worlds and a welcomed CHOICE for the huge market that has just opened up in China!

      • James

        I was just giving my opinion. feel free to give your own without replying to my comment as if my opinion is wrong.

  • I remember this one…

  • Nils Goosse

    If you look at the edges (lightning, volume control, silent mode switch) you’ll see that this isn’t a part of a (future) apple product. The chip is also located right in Apple products and on the picture you can see a gap in de middle where the battery should come. It just doesn’t make any sense.

  • bigzjoseph

    I’m buying it

  • kahlil velayo

    Im open to 5″ iphone6.. Finally. Just the exact size for hands, pocket, eyes…nice gripp too.

  • Apanizo2

    this leak is too early on, im going to have to see more pictures. anyone that has the materials and tools can make something up.

  • ImLouis

    I trust apple to do a good job with both screen sizes, I can’t see how they can make a 5.7 inch devices ergonomic to the hand, also will these too screen sizes have a 16:9 ratio? if they don’t then developers will have to make new apps for them??